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Add message Report stickybean Mon Nov They hosputal highly qualified and very professional. San message Report jo Mon Nov sfan Aren't they offering a nuchal scan for Down's.? Even if you don't actually want Down's screening you could say you're undecided and decline on the day. I went private at 12 weeks. This was 3 years Bolton hospital dating scan. However at this 12 dahing scan they did a hoospital fold sacn for Downs, which they didn't do in my first pregnancy, so there was another reason for the scan than just dating.
If you get a down's test with your 12 week scan is that a reason you can argue you still need it even if the pregnancy has been dated? Add message Report Jaffacakeeater Mon Nov If svan answer is still ohspital I would definitely go private. Don't assume the person scanning will Boton unqualified. I had a private scan at 7 weeks to check datibg multiples and hosiptal consultant obstetrician performed the scan. Go to a proper hospital, not fating places that offer 3D stuff etc.
Add message Report hazeyjane Mon Nov I would try calling the hospital and explaining your fears. We had private scan with all 3 of Bilton dcs hosppital compared to the one offered by the nhs, they are much more detailed, and in our experience worth the cost. Add message Report daisydee43 Mon Nov They must give you a Down's syndrome test at 12 weeks by law I'm sure.
Go through your community midwife as they can get you fast tracked into hospital. Can you use a different hospital? Tbh they are all useless Add message Report noblegiraffe Mon Nov I went for the full OSCAR screening and they were very good, the pictures were better than NHS and you got the downs results the same day instead of having to wait a fortnight. The 12 week scan is officially a dating scan, but some pcts add a nuchal fold scan at the same time.
A lot of people don't want the nuchal scan so it isn't, per se, vitally important. I think appealing to the hospital or gp for a peace of mind scan is important though. I got a midwife sonographer there. With my first pregnancy I had an epu scan at 11 weeks and my 12 week scan was booked at 16 weeks. So I went to the appointment and the po faced sonographer said it should have been cancelled but would scan me anyway. Add message Report Petcat Mon Nov But I am reassured that people have been able to get private scans from proper doctors - I googled some private scan providers in my area and the shonky websites really put me off.
Some of them seem to offer laser lipo and beauty treatments with a bit of antenatal scanning on the side. I don't want to 'peekaboo' at my baby, I just want to know whether they're alive or not. I will try asking my GP to back up my midwife and see if the hospital will change their mind. I'll let you know how I get on! Add message Report Worley Mon Nov Combined Screening is part if the fasp and you can contact them or google it if you need further information. Theas18 Mon Nov My local area still does downs screening that doesn't involve nuchal fold testing.
It is all still area dependent. Ireland does no downs testing at all iirc I'm afraid ladies all scans are medical screening tests, not opportunities o get photos and bond with your baby yeah they are that too of course but that secondary to the medical reasons to do them Op express you anxieties re the resolving clot etc and you migghtfind someone to push the rules, but they are all very bound by protocols and budgets. Why not book a lovely reassuring private scan that will give time to put your mind at rest and provide some lovely photos?
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